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A former Executive VP of Piedmont Healthcare, she now guides healthcare clients, particularly in reimbursement matters.
Tracy Field is a partner in Womble Carlyle’s Health Care Practice Group in the firm’s Atlanta office. During her legal career, Tracy has advised health care and life sciences companies regarding regulatory and operational issues including Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement matters, compliance programs, OIG and government investigations, HIPAA and HiTech issues, as well as clinical research trials, including conflicts of interest issues. In addition to her legal experiences in private practice, Tracy served as the Executive Vice President of Compliance and Government Appeals for Piedmont Healthcare, in Atlanta. In that role, Tracy managed operations for the hospital system’s compliance, government appeals, privacy, and information security departments. Tracy has also represented post-acute providers, including skilled nursing facilities and long term acute care hospitals, in health care operational issues, compliance matters, government investigations and reimbursement audits and appeals.
Prior to her legal career, Tracy worked in clinical genetics and reproductive endocrinology.
Tracy is the past Chairperson of the Health Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia and has served on its Executive Committee. She is a frequent speaker on issues impacting health care providers and life sciences companies.
Recent Trends in RAC and MAC Appeals, Healthcare Compliance Association, 18th Annual Compliance Institute, San Diego, CA, April 1, 2014
Under the Microscope: Audits During the Implementation Period of the Two-Midnight Rule, Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) Web Conference, February 12, 2014
Compliance Update, Southeast Regional Certification Intensive Course, Health Ethics Trust, Jacksonville, FL, January 27-29, 2014
Audits, Reviews, Legal/Regulatory Update, Southeastern Healthcare Internal Auditors (SHIA), Atlanta, GA, December 13, 2013
“Good Day Sunshine” Rule: Reporting Has Begun, Now What? Georgia Hospital Association (GHA), Telnet, August 20, 2013.
Medicare Billing and Appeals, PFS Coordinators and Rehab Council Education, Georgia Hospital Association (GHA), August 15, 2013.
Federal Sentencing Guidelines: Element 5 of Effective Compliance Program, Moderator, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), July 16, 2013.
Compliance in View of Recent Government Activity: Lessons from WakeMed, Florida Hospital Association, Daytona, FL, June 13, 2013.
Conflict of Interest in Industry Partnership in the New World Order, Varietals in the Field of Intervention, American College of Cardiology, Napa Valley Cardiology 2013, Napa Valley, CA, April 20, 2013.
Medicare Part A/B Ruling: Impact on Medicare Appeals, Georgia Hospital Association (GHA), Telnet, April 10, 2013.
Medicare RAC – Trends in Recent Government Activities Focused on Inpatient Admissions, North Carolina Hospital Association (NCHA), Greensboro, NC, March 26, 2013.
Healthcare Reimbursement and RAC Issues, Fundamentals of Health Care Law, Health Law Section, State Bar of Georgia, ICLE, Atlanta, GA, March 15, 2013.
Update on Government Audits: Practical Tips for Appeals and Impact on Compliance Programs, Compliance Officers Roundtable, Georgia Hospital Association, March 6, 2013.
Contractor Audits: What to Know and How to Deal with Them, Health Care Fraud Institute, ICLE, Atlanta, Georgia, December 13, 2012.
Building a HIPAA and HITECH Compliant HIT Infrastructure: Practical Privacy and Security Implementation Measures to Protect EHRs, CDS, CPOE, E-Prescribing and Ensure Interoperability, Health Care Privacy and Security Forum, American Conference Institute (ACI), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 6, 2012.
Emerging Issues in Clinical Research, Including Legal Ethics, Advanced Health Care Law, ICLE, Atlanta, Georgia, October 26, 2012.
Best Practices Under HIPAA: Understanding the U.S. Privacy Regulation and How to Achieve Fundraising Success, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, Atlanta, Georgia, October 24, 2012.
Government Appeals: Working with In-House Teams: American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, March 2012.
Implantable Devices Replaced Under Recall or Warranty; Southeast Healthcare Internal Auditors, Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, December 2, 2011.
Accountable Care Organization: What are They? Why Should I Care? A Look at One Healthcare System’s Efforts; Georgia Academy of Family Physicians, Annual Scientific Assembly, Atlanta, GA, November 11, 2011.
Physician Alignment and Clinical Integration - “One Size Does Not Fit All”; Federal Reimbursement Reforms and Delivery System Integration; Advanced Health Care Law Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) for the State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, GA, October 14, 2011.
ACO’s and other Options for Physician Practice Post PPACA, Medical Association of Georgia (MAG), Medicine Today, Atlanta, Georgia, May 14, 2011.
RACs: What You Need to Know, Evolving Practice Patterns in Georgia, Georgia Chapter of the American College of Cardiology, Greensboro, Georgia, May 6-7, 2010.
Legal Update: The RACs, MICs, HiTech & Other Topics, 2010 Georgia Association of Orthopaedic Executives 4th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, March 26, 2010.
Preparing for the MICs, American Health Lawyers Association Long Term Care and the Law Program, Miami, Florida, February 18-19, 2010.
The Medicaid Integrity Program – What to Expect, North Carolina Hospital Association, Greensboro, North Carolina, December 9, 2009.
Panelist, The Age of MMSEA: Advising LTACHs & Post-Acute Providers, Acute Long Term Hospital Association (ALTHA) Legal Issues Meeting, Washington, D.C., October 13, 2009.
Challenging Reimbursement Issues for Hospitals: The Alphabet Soup of New Audit Programs, Brim’s Fall Conference for Hospital Managers, Providence, Rhode Island, September 14, 2009.
Practical Application and Real Life Examples, RAC Readiness Workshop, Georgia Hospital Association, Marietta, Georgia, June 18, 2009.
HIPAA II: The HITECH Act and Red Flag Rules Update, Georgia Health Care Association (GHCA) Annual Summer Convention, Amelia Island, Florida, June 16, 2009.
RACs: The Appeals Process: Managing Cases and Practical Considerations. RAC Mid-Evil Torture Conference, North Carolina Hospital Association, Greensboro, North Carolina, June 9, 2009.
A Visit From the Recovery Audit Contractor, Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), Atlanta, Georgia, April 9, 2009.
EMR in Practice: Your Treatment for Success, HITECH Act Conference, Medical Association of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, March 28, 2009.
RAC ‘n Roll, RAC Readiness Workshop, Georgia Hospital Association, Pine Mountain, Georgia, March 18, 2009.
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Executive Vice President, Compliance and Government Appeals, Piedmont Healthcare, Inc., 2010-2012; Partner, Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP, Health Care and Life Sciences Group, 1993-2010.